Early in Israel's autumn, the first sign is the blossom of the Squills, for short period only as for a month.
As far as I know, this is the only location in my hometown, amid it's urban environment, that this rare occurance is happening - mostly you might see it on rural country.
In most cases it rises to about 120cm, but I heared about 2m+ "champs" as well.
Normally, this plant is can't be grow by cultivation, in a garden or in a pot, because it has a bulb-corm deep beneath surface.
By the way, the second autumnal sign is the arrival of the Motacilla-Alba, the Nachlieli, which I did not see yet this year.
Scientific latin name:Drimia.
RAW converted into JPEG, in the WS is a close-up macro on the Squill.
Exact location off Weizman st.: 32.0697, 34.8088
A Wikipedia page about Squills in Israel
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papagolf21 (89716) 2012-10-06 1:45
Bonjour, cher Ike,
Merci beaucoup pour ces deux compositions très réussies et très intéressantes à tous points de vue.
Ces fleurs géantes sont étonnantes et merveilleuses en macrophotographie.
Très bonne journée.
maxifred (0) 2012-10-06 2:48
Incredible plants! When I first saw the thumbnail I thought is wad made of ice...
Very original "architectural and design" branches!
Sonata11 (33641) 2012-10-06 2:56
Very interesting plant and interesting information about. I think I've never seen before. Those tiny flowers looks beautiful. I really like it. Thanks for sharing. Perfectly well done.
Nicou (128930) 2012-10-06 3:15
Fantastique image et compo sueprbe vue quel effet ce plantes avec cet éclairage une mervielle, grandisoe effet dan sla pente splendide.
Bravo et amitié
snunney (89050) 2012-10-06 4:09
I am not sure what this plant is called in English, but it looks most attractive against the dark background. Thanks for sharing.
pierrefonds (59820) 2012-10-06 4:52
The trees are framing well the squills. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the squills. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
TopGeo (38208) 2012-10-06 5:04
Incredible plants! When I first saw the thumbnail I look at This is truly is a beauty!!!!! I love this lighting and the colors and compo with Bg are fantastic!! An awesome image!!
lousat (81690) 2012-10-06 9:05
Hi Ike,a perfect pic for treknature too,not easy to take whit these bright details these plants,typical of this season like the Urginea.A very rich composition and a perfect esposure,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Royaldevon (33061) 2012-10-06 10:05
I just had to read your notes to find out about squills! I have never heard that word before and found it quite fascinating! On the Internet there is a lot of information about squills, which have been used for medicinal purposes from ancient times.
The tall slender stems make a lovely striped pattern against the dark b/g. A fine composition with a sharp exposure.
Have a lovely w/e,
Cricri (110665) 2012-10-06 10:12
Spéciale cette plante très haute et fine, j'aime la présentation sur le WS 1, une macro magnifique, un joli début d'automne fleuri
Belle soirée ( très joli l'oiseau sur le lien )
ourania (35862) 2012-10-06 11:03
this is a magnificent picture which you have composed and framed in a most effective way. I love the curious and delicate plants standing with a gentle bow against the darker shady background. They are so luminous and elegant like a finely coordinated ballet. You have chosen an excellent point of view and realized your concept superbly. I love the lighting, colours and contrasts as well as the subtle shadow on the ground among the plants. Your workshop pictures are beautiful and informative too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
maria-v1981 (10816) 2012-10-06 13:39
How unusual cam be this blossoms. Are very intresting with the white colour and the shape is unique.
Have a nice Sunday,
GeneticThrash (0) 2012-10-06 14:28
Nice work and a good angle shot.
Very well done.
My congratulations on this.
I'm new here and I hope that we will be nice to hang out.
raszid62 (18585) 2012-10-06 23:38
Beautifully presented in August the silver sun dried plants - it's probably a variety of grass. Silver spikes beautifully presented on a dark background. Great colors and perfect quality.
הצהריים טובים. מוצגים להפליא באוגוסט את הצמחים המיובשים הכסף - זה כנראה מגוון של דשא. קוצי כסף הוצגו יפה על רקע כהה. צבעים נהדרים ואיכות מושלמת. .
krzychu30 (15510) 2012-10-07 1:13
I have to say autumn in Israel looks much more beautiful and more sunny than for example in Germany where I live.Must be beautiful time of the year where even so beautiful plants like this are blossoming in autumn.Interesting and informative note about it.The scene is well framed and close-up.Agree with others-seems to be difficult task to take this picture in so good quality as you did,as the strong light and the white plant make it not easy to capture all details and not to overexpose it.Beautiful nature shot.
Have a nice sunday
mauro61 (52631) 2012-10-08 0:15
ben costruita l'immagine con questo incrocio di linee verticali e diagonali.
Ben controllata la luce con colori naturali,
delpeoples (54693) 2012-10-08 5:49
Ciao dear Ike
Isn;t it marvellous how certain trees and plants signify the coming of a new season? The Jacaranda trees are due to bloom soon here, signifying summer. But I had never heard of squills before seeing your photo They make a beautiful silvery graphism and you chose the vertical frame perfectly. A beautiful shot, with exquisite light. Congratulations.
adramad (40196) 2012-10-08 15:37
A very nice and original composition, I love the contrast of these curious plants, full of light against the dark background that brings out even the best.
It is also a beautiful play of light and shadows, the diagonal of the slope.
A good job, the beauty that nature provides us.
Superb images of the WS.
I wish you a good week.
All the best.
gervaso (11370) 2012-10-09 8:17
It's a different and interesting plant you show us here with very good colors and sharpness. And besides it gives an interesting graphical effect to the image. Beautiful job! Well done!
danos (89923) 2012-10-09 23:02
Good morning Ike,
very effective the presented scenery with the blossom of the Squills to dominating the image.I like the slanted of the ground as the excellent presentation of unknown for me plants.
Have a good day,Danos
clic (15914) 2012-10-11 7:24
Much subtlety in your setup my friend, featuring the dried weeds having all the spotlight over the dark curtain of autumn stage!
A lovely photographic essay.
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-10-12 5:18
Ola Ike ,
Interessante foto vertical com estas plantas bem compridas , parecem secas , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jemaflor (88799) 2012-10-13 2:24
Original composition with this dried vegetation, perfect contrast on the dark bg, good presentation with a vertical format.
baddori (20011) 2012-10-17 0:01
Queste piante come l'Erica servono in fascine per fare scope anticamente.
L'effetto trasparenza ed il contrasto on gli alberi fitti.
Ottima luce e presentazione.
jmdias (58532) 2012-10-17 2:04
I never had seen this flower before. in the thumbnail they look like jets of water going up.
very nice view. I liked the use of the shadow to create a nice contrast with the flowers. TFS.
here spring in going on despite the drought, there are flower everywhere and the trees are showing new leaves and the birds are crazy..
adores (40408) 2012-10-30 18:09
I guess we also have these plants here! like the composition and the sun light on the flowers. Very nice effect!
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2012-11-06 17:38
Hello Ike, they seem so fragile but their stem is strong and I am sure that they are wind survivors! Great composition and useful note!
gus72 (3719) 2012-11-08 20:47
Hi Ike !!
Simple image but so well presented with contrasting colours.
It is very decorative and very sharp as I can see so clearly the top of the Squills.
I do not think that I have seen these plants before.
The dark trees behind enhance the photo.Well done.
Have a nice week end.
ruisc_pt (10892) 2013-03-10 9:25
I like the way you framed this Squills.
Amazing patterned image.
pajaran (54556) 2013-08-07 23:15
Interesantan tekst o biljki, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled i trenutak sa svetlom sunca koje je naglasilo izgled biljke ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the plants, with the given data ...
Nice view and the moment of sun light stressed plants look ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Have a great day, all the best.
NorthernLight (2383) 2013-11-15 1:59
such plants I've never seen. Again something more light coming into the darkness of my knowledge.
Very interesting. You never stop learning.
All the best
mcmtanyel (16031) 2014-02-21 19:13
The sheen on the squills is very attractive. Well seen and rendered.
Miguel82 (26546) 2015-04-01 9:49
it is a strange plant species higlighted through your post
educational photo, I see a narrow stem, no leaves but tiny flowers
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (62139)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-06
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Birds, animals and other nature's creatures [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-06 1:33